Superintendent Guy Johnson

Superintendent Guy Johnson

Welcome to the Garretson School District. Located in northeast Minnehaha County, Garretson is nestled in a beautiful place surrounded by picturesque Palisades State Park, Splitrock City Park, and The Devil’s Gulch. While being located near larger communities such as Brandon and Sioux Falls, the Garretson community has retained many of those qualities that are the best things about living in a small town - we know our neighbors and care about one another. The roughly 450 PreK-12 students in our building and their families reflect those community values. In our school, the staff truly care about the children and families we serve. We strive to provide our students with a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow through relationships with staff, academic coursework, and activity programming. In our school, every child matters.


The Garretson School District #49-4 does not discriminate in its employment policies and practices, or in its educational programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX or section 504 may be referred to:

Superintendent of Garretson School District
PO Box C, 505 2nd St.
Garretson, SD 57030
Phone #: 605.594.3451

Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
8930 Ward Pkwy, Suite 2037
Kansas City, MO 64114-3302
Phone #: 816.268.0550


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 For more information, contact the SD Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services at 605-773-3413.